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made; achhen, you are. The first person of the future ends in im, as in balim, 1 will say.
The third singular Past ends in e in the case of Transitive, and drops its termination
in the case of Intransitive verbs. The following examples may be noted,ódile, he
gave; pale, he obtained; Male, he ate; puchhle,^ asked. For Intransitive verbs
we have haU, he became. So, chhil, he was; g'd, he went; Idgi, he began; khelchMl, he
was, or they were, playing. In one instance, we also find a Transitive verb dropping its
final termination, viz., in kahil, he said.
As samples of the Perfect tense, we may quote,ódiMi, I have given; JcarioJihi or
contracted karchhi, I have done; bacUchhe, he has escaped; geichhe, he has gone;
d&idhe, he has come; and <M&£, he has brought. Honorific forms are karichhen,
he has made; andpaichhen, he has obtained. As a Pluperfect, the word geichhil, he
had gone, is an example.
For the Future, we have pdm, I shall get; jfaw, I shall go; balm, I shall say.
Th Infinitive ends in U, Thus, bhariba, to fill; dekhba pale, he was able to see;
karba tigil, he began to do; parbd lagil, he began to fall. Sometimes it is inflected in
the Genitive case. Thus, Mbarldgtt) he began to give; nibdr chahtt, he wished to
take; ddkibdr khailm, I told to call.
The Conjunctive Participle ends in e after a consonant. Thus, dse> having come;
bare, having done; and many others. After a long a, the termination is y. Thu8,jp^
having got; Jfc%, having'eaten.
A notice of the dialect of Dinajpur, with a short Vocabulary by G. E, Darnani^ will
be found on page 101 of Vol. II, 1873, of the Indian Antiquary.